IBIS is now a boarding school for boys coming from families in difficult situations, boys showing behaviour problems or suffering from affective or social neglect. There are 110 boys at most, ranging from 6 to 16 years old. They go to primary school, then receive a technical maritime secundary education. They receive room and board, a structure, social and emotional care, practical skills in a quiet and safe environment. IBIS is more than a boarding school. For some boys it is their actual home. Some children go back to their family some weekends, but the school is open the whole year and some boys rarely go back home.